Nouns denoting natural phenomena

fringe
one of the light or dark bands produced by the interference and diffraction of light
 
positive charge
having a deficiency of electrons; having a higher electric potential
 
physical phenomenon
a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
 
mutual induction
generation of electromotive forces in each other by two adjacent circuits
 
sandblast
a blast of wind laden with sand
 
downdraft
a strong downward air current
 
electrical elastance
the reciprocal of capacitance
 
Coriolis effect
(physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere
 
moderate gale
wind moving 32-38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale
 
strong gale
wind moving 47-54 knots; 9 on the Beaufort scale
 
evoked potential
the electrical response of the central nervous system produced by an external stimulus
 
noreaster
a storm blowing from the northeast
 
trade
steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator
 
wind
a tendency or force that influences events
 
sunrise
atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily appearance of the sun
 
polarisation
the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration
 
visible light
(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
 
gas pressure
the pressure exerted by a gas
 
diamagnetism
phenomenon exhibited by materials like copper or bismuth that become magnetized in a magnetic field with a polarity opposite to the magnetic force; unlike iron they are slightly repelled by a magnet
 
gust
a strong current of air
 
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